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decotengu 0.13.0

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 08:01:38 PM
decotengu is a dive decompression library to experiment with various implementations of the Buhlmann decompression model with Erik Baker’s gradient factors. The results of decotengu calculations are decompression stops and tissue saturation information. Third party applications can use those results for data analysis purposes or dive planning functionality.

Release Notes: This release changes the algorithm for finding the length of the decompression stop to check the ascent ceiling limit without ascending to the next decompression stop.

Tags: dive, decompression

Licenses: GPLv3

synctool 6.1

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 06:37:00 PM
synctool is a cluster administration tool that keeps configuration files synchronized across all nodes in a cluster. Nodes may be part of a logical group or class, in which case they need a particular subset of configuration files. synctool can restart daemons when needed, if their relevant configuration files have been changed. synctool can also be used to do patch management or other system administrative tasks.

Release Notes: This version fixes a bug where under certain conditions a .post script for a directory would, inadvertently, not be run. Additionally, a minor bug in the command-line parser of the dsh-ping command was fixed.

Release Tags: Stable, Bugfixes

Tags: Systems Administration, Command Line

Licenses: GPLv2

OGLplus 0.47.0

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 05:33:52 PM
OGLplus is a header-only library that implements a thin object-oriented facade over the OpenGL (version 3 and higher) C-language API. It provides wrappers that automate the resource and object management and make the use of OpenGL in C++ safer and easier.

Release Notes: Certain parts were further refactored and re-used in OALplus and EGLplus. This release also brings the Voronoi/Worley cell image generators, the Group<Object> template class, and a wrapper for the NV_draw_texture extension, and re-adds interoperability with GLM vectors and matrices. Two new examples were also added and minor improvements were made to the build system.

Tags: OpenGL, C++, Library, Computer Graphics

Licenses: Boost Software License

Ctalk 0.0.97 2014-06-17

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 04:46:37 PM
Ctalk adds classes, methods, operator overloading, inheritance, and complex object expressions to otherwise standard C programs. Programs can use only a few Ctalk objects and methods in an otherwise standard C program, but the language can be used to write entire programs also. Ctalk works on most if not all of the systems that support GCC, the GNU C compiler. The package includes the language, class and run-time libraries, example programs, tutorial, and language reference.

Release Notes: This release adds support for specifying X Window System resource classes in X11 pane object windows, an improved subsystem to handle C variables with multiple subscripts, and a more flexible build process.

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters, C Library, object oriented, language, C language

Licenses: GPL

ZABBIX 2.2.4rc3

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 04:41:32 PM
ZABBIX is an enterprise-class distributed monitoring solution designed to monitor and track performance and availability of network servers, devices, and other IT resources. It supports distributed and Web-based monitoring, auto-discovery, real-time monitoring, SLA assurance, trending, and more.

Release Notes: This release introduces additional bugfixes for the previous release candidate.

Tags: Logging, Networking, Monitoring, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPL

Magmi 0.7.19

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 04:22:29 PM
Magmi is a mass importer for the Magento e-commerce system. It is most useful when you need to import a big product catalog into Magento, even one with several millions of articles. Moreover, it has many capabilities concerning input data manipulation and an open and flexible plugin model for adding new capabilities.

Release Notes: This release is a major evolution, with a package including all plugins. It includes fixes for most reported bugs, and adds support for bundles and downloadable product types thanks to communitiy developed plugins. For custom developments, a new Engine feature has been introduced, getMagentoData, enabling plugins to retrieve Magento side data or items to update to perform comparisons.

Release Tags: Major, bugfix, features

Tags: magento, e-commerce

Licenses: MIT

Ostinato python-ostinato 0.6beta

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 03:31:00 PM
Ostinato is a network packet and traffic generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. It aims to be "Wireshark in Reverse" and thus become complementary to Wireshark. It features custom packet crafting with editing of any field for several protocols: Ethernet, 802.3, LLC SNAP, VLAN (with Q-in-Q), ARP, IPv4, IPv6, IP-in-IP a.k.a IP Tunneling, TCP, UDP, ICMPv4, ICMPv6, IGMP, MLD, HTTP, SIP, RTSP, NNTP, etc. It is useful for both functional and performance testing.

Release Notes: A beta release of the Ostinato Python bindings is now available.

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Network Analysis, Packet Generation, Custom Packet Crafting, Traffic Generator, Packet Capturing, Protocol Testing

Licenses: GPLv3

minfx 1.0.7

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 03:01:33 PM
The minfx project is a Python package for numerical optimization. It provides a large collection of standard minimization algorithms, including the line search methods (steepest descent, back-and-forth coordinate descent, quasi-Newton BFGS, Newton, and Newton-CG), the trust-region methods (Cauchy point, dogleg, CG-Steihaug, and exact trust region), the conjugate gradient methods (Fletcher-Reeves, Polak-Ribiere, Polak-Ribiere +, and Hestenes-Stiefel), the miscellaneous methods (Grid search, Simplex, and Levenberg-Marquardt), and the augmented function constraint algorithms (logarithmic barrier and method of multipliers).

Release Notes: This is a minor feature release which tunes the log barrier iterative constraint algorithm for better constrained optimisation. The constrained optimisation space is now much less perturbed by the algorithm.

Release Tags: minor feature release

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Scientific/Engineering, Python package

Licenses: GPLv3+

Sagan 1.0.0RC3

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 02:37:33 PM
Sagan can alert you when events are occurring in your syslogs that need your attention right away. It can store events into a Snort database, so your IDS/IPS data and log data are in the same place. This enables a single console, like Snorby or BASE, to view not only your IDS/IPS data but your log (syslog, SNMP, etc.) data as well. Sagan will correlate the data for you. It also uses 'Snort-like' rule sets, which means it is compatible with Snort rule set management software. It supports multiple output formats that any network administrator will find useful. Sagan can also stop threats based on log analysis via "Snortsam". This allows Sagan to communicate with various types of network devices (Cisco routers/ASA/etc., Linux iptables, etc).

Release Notes: Code is now formatted in the GNU "artistic" style. Multiple bugs were fixed. Sagan is much more efficient with memory. New "meta_content" and "meta_nocase" options were provided for multi-searching in a single rule. The "track_clients" processor was fixed and improved. Flowbit tracking 'by_src', 'by_dst', 'both', and 'none' were added for multiple line log support.

Tags: Syslog, windows events, snmp-trap

Licenses: GPLv2

Hypersocket 0.1.1 Beta

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 02:06:57 PM
Hypersocket is a cross-platform Hybrid SSL VPN solution built for all types of remote access scenarios. Powerful, yet simple to use, Hypersocket uses a single installed client to provide access to any number of network resources. Its powerful granular access means you can have fine-grained control over your entire network and remote users. Accessed through a secure HTTPS port, the Hypersocket client provides access to any number of host/port combinations, all assigned server-side by the Administrator through roles. The Administrator is able to configure the server through a Web portal on the same HTTPS port.

Release Notes: This release added a My Profile area for the user to update their account information. The file browser can be launched for each individual mount. Several bugs were fixed. A translation extension is now available allowing any user interface facing text to be changed, overridden, and translated.

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Networking, VPN

Licenses: GPLv3, Proprietary

SmartGit/Hg 6.0.3

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 01:20:04 PM
SmartGit/Hg is a graphical user interface for Git and Mercurial which can work with SVN repositories. It supports cloning from common repository providers (e.g., GitHub, Assembla), assists Git newbies, and also offers the advanced, powerful Git features. It provides several tools to help create clean commits, for example by allowing the user to commit just parts of changes files and reordering and squashing unpushed commits. If you are using GitHub or GitHub Enterprise, SmartGit/Hg can work easily with pull requests (creation, resolving) and commit comments. SmartGit/Hg ships with a built-in SSH client, file comparer, and merge tool which are capable of syntax coloring for many languages.

Release Notes: This build fixes a couple of bugs. Because of a regression, Help|Check for New Version must be used to get it (or download the new bundle).

Tags: Software Development, Version Control, git client, hg client, mercurial client, svn client, subversion client

Licenses: Proprietary, Free for non-commercial use

Mnemo H5 (4.2.0RC1)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:33:00 PM
Mnemo Note Manager is the Horde notes/memos application. It provides Web-based notes and freeform text in a way similar to the PalmOS Note application and shared notepads. It requires the Horde Application Framework and a SQL database for backend storage.

Release Notes: Updated translations.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, Office/Business, Office Suites, groupware, News/Diary, CGI Tools/Libraries

Licenses: BSD Revised

Nag H5 (4.2.0beta2)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:25:14 PM
Nag is a Web-based application built upon the Horde Application Framework that provides a simple, clean interface for managing online task lists (i.e. TODO lists). It includes strong integration with the other Horde applications and offers shared task lists.

Release Notes: Task form fields were organized into tabs. A separate sidebar section was provided for system task lists.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Information Management, Office/Business, groupware, todo list, tasks

Licenses: GPL

Kronolith H5 (4.2.0RC1)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:20:05 PM
Kronolith is the Horde calendar application. It provides a stable and featureful individual calendar system with integrated collaboration and scheduling features. It makes extensive use of the Horde Framework to provide integration with other applications. It implements a solid, stand-alone calendar system, allowing repeating events, all-day events, custom fields, keywords, shared calendars, iCalendar support, generation of free/busy information, and managing multiple users through Horde Authentication.

Release Notes: Updated translations, small bugfixes, and improvements.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Office/Business, Scheduling, groupware, Web Application

Licenses: GPL

Turba H5 (4.2.0RC1)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:09:11 PM
Turba is the Horde contact management application. It is a production level address book, and makes heavy use of the Horde framework to provide integration with IMP and other Horde applications. It supports SQL, LDAP, Kolab, and IMSP address books.

Release Notes: Updated translations and small bugfixes.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, Communications, Email, Address Book, Office/Business, groupware, Database, Front-Ends

Licenses: Apache

Ingo H5 (3.2.0RC1)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:02:11 PM
Ingo is an email-filter management application. It is fully internationalized, integrated with Horde and the IMP Webmail client, and supports both server-side (Sieve, procmail, maildrop) and client-side (IMAP) rule creation.

Release Notes: Updated translations.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Communications, Email, Filters, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, CGI Tools/Libraries, Office/Business, groupware

IMP H5 (6.2.0beta3)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 11:58:43 AM
IMP, the Internet Messaging Program, allows Web-based access to IMAP and POP3 mail servers and provides a range of features normally found only in desktop email clients.

Release Notes: Folder list optimisations, small bugfixes, and improvements.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Communications, Email, Email Clients (MUA)

Licenses: GPL

Horde Application Framework 5.2.0RC1

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 11:52:05 AM
The Horde Application Framework is a modular, general-purpose Web application framework. It provides an extensive array of classes that are targeted at the common problems and tasks involved in developing modern Web applications.

Release Notes: Small bugfixes.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Office/Business, Software Development, Libraries, groupware, php classes

Licenses: LGPL

JPPF 4.2 beta

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 10:36:49 AM
JPPF makes it easy to parallelize computationally intensive tasks and execute them on a Grid.

Release Notes: This beta release brings major new features, focused on the ease of use, consistency, and scalability of the client API.

Release Tags: major features

Tags: GRID, grid computing, cloud, cloud computing, Java, Parallel processing, Parallel Computing, Distributed Computing, Open Source

Licenses: Apache 2.0

webon irforum-2.96_jp

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 10:24:32 AM
webon is a Web content management system. It provides an access log to check who has visited your site. It has a counter that lets anybody know the number of people who have visited your site.

Release Notes: Password Controller was fixed. A title column was added to the forum table.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

More in Tux Machines

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • Initial Retpoline Support Added To LLVM For Spectre v2 Mitigation
    The LLVM code has been merged to mainline for the Retpoline x86 mitigation technique for Spectre Variant 2. This will be back-ported to LLVM 6.0 and also LLVM 5.0 with an immediate point release expected to get this patched compiler out in the wild. The compiler-side work -- similar to GCC's Retpoline code -- is to avoid generating code where an indirect branch could have its prediction poisoned by a rogue actor. The Retpoline support uses indirect calls in a non-speculatable way.
  • Teen Hacker Who Social Engineered His Way Into Top-Level US Government Officials' Accounts Pleads Guilty To Ten Charges
    The teenage hacker who tore CIA director John Brennan a new AOL-hole is awaiting sentencing in the UK. Kane Gamble, the apparent founder of hacker collective Crackas With Attitude, was able to access classified documents Brennan has forwarded to his personal email account by posing as a Verizon tech. Social engineering is still the best hacking tool. It's something anyone anywhere can do. If you do it well, a whole host of supposedly-secured information can be had, thanks to multiple entities relying on the same personal identifiers to "verify" the social engineer they're talking to is the person who owns accounts they're granting access to. Despite claiming he was motivated by American injustices perpetrated around the world (Palestine is namechecked in the teen's multiple mini-manifestos), a lot of what Gamble participated in was plain, old fashioned harassment.
  • The Guardian view on cyberwar: an urgent problem [Ed: Lists several attacks by Microsoft Windows (but names neither)]
    The first known, and perhaps the most successful of these, was the joint US/Israeli Stuxnet attack on the Iranian nuclear programme in 2009. Since then there has been increasing evidence of attacks of this sort by Russia – against Estonia in 2009, and then against Ukraine, where tens of thousands of attacks on everything from power supplies to voting machines have opened an under-reported front in an under-reported war. Across the Baltic, the Swedish government has just announced a beefed-up programme of civil defence, of which the most substantial part will be an attempt to protect its software and networks from attacks. Meanwhile, North Korean state hackers are blamed by western intelligence services for the WannaCry ransomware attacks which last year shut down several NHS hospitals in the UK. Persistent reports suggest the US has interfered in this way with North Korea’s nuclear missile programme.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #143
  • Don’t Install Meltdown And Spectre Patches, Intel Warns It Would Increase System Reebots
  • On that Spectre mitigations discussion
    By now, almost everybody has probably seen the press coverage of Linus Torvalds's remarks about one of the patches addressing Spectre variant 2. Less noted, but much more informative, is David Woodhouse's response on why those patches are the way they are.

Tails 3.5 Anonymous OS Released to Mitigate Spectre Vulnerability for AMD CPUs

Tails, the open-source Linux-based operating system designed to protect user's privacy while surfing the Internet, also known as Anonymous OS, was updated today to version 3.5. Coming only two weeks after the Tails 3.4 release, which included patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities publicly disclosed earlier this month, today's Tails 3.5 update is here to bump the Linux kernel to version 4.14.13 and include the microcode firmware for AMD CPUs to mitigate the Spectre flaw. Read more

Graphics: Freedreno, Gallium3D, AMDGPU, RadeonSI, Mesa

  • Code Aurora Working On Adreno 6xx Support For Freedreno
    The Qualcomm-aligned Code Aurora is working on supporting the latest-generation Adreno A6xx graphics hardware with the open-source Freedreno+MSM driver stack.
  • Work Revised On Adding SPIR-V Support To Clover Gallium3D
    Last May we reported on a Nouveau developer adding SPIR-V support to Gallium3D's OpenCL state tracker. Finally the better part of one year later, Pierre Moreau is ready with the second version of these patches to accept this IR associated with Vulkan / OpenCL 2.1+ within Clover.
  • Trying Out DRM-Next For Linux 4.16 With AMDGPU On Polaris & Vega
    I have spent some time this weekend trying out the DRM-Next code slated for inclusion in Linux 4.16 when its merge window opens next week. The DRM-Next state of the AMDGPU driver appears to be in good shape, at least for the RX 580 and RX Vega cards used for my initial testing.
  • RadeonSI NIR Back-End Picks Up Support For More OpenGL Extensions
    It was just a few days ago that Valve Linux developer Timothy Arceri enabled GLSL 4.50 support for RadeonSI's NIR back-end after previously taking care of tessellation shaders and other requirements. Now he has taken to implementing some other extensions in RadeonSI's NIR code-path.
  • mesa 18.0-0-rc1
    The first release candidate for Mesa 18.0.0 is now available. The plan is to have one release candidate every Friday, until the anticipated final release on 9th February 2018. The expectation is that the 17.3 branch will remain alive with bi-weekly releases until the 18.0.1 release. NOTE: Building the SWR with LLVM 3.9 is currently not possible. Please use newer LLVM version until the issue is resolved. Here are the people which helped shape the current release.
  • Mesa 18.0 Now Under Feature Freeze With 18.0-RC1 Premiere
    Feature development on Mesa 18.0 has now ended with the release today of 18.0-RC1 following the code-base being branched. Emil Velikov of Collabora just announced the availability of Mesa 18.0-RC1. As usual, he's planning on weekly release candidates until the 18.0.0 stable release is ready to ship. Velikov tentatively expects to ship Mesa 18.0.0 around 9 February, but as we know from past releases, it might end up slipping by some days.

Using Dual 4K Monitors Stacked With GNOME

The setup for my main production system that is still on Fedora Workstation 26 with GNOME Shell 3.24.3 has been working out fine. The two displays are the ASUS MG28UQ monitors that work out well on their own and do work with AMDGPU FreeSync on Linux. A GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is enough to power the dual 3840 x 2160 displays for desktop tasks mostly limited to many terminals, Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird, and other GNOME desktop applications. Certainly that lower-end Pascal GPU isn't fast enough for 4K gaming, but it's not like I have the time for any gaming and for a purely desktop system it's working out fine paired with the 387.34 proprietary driver on Fedora 26 paired with Linux 4.14. Read more